Posts tagged: 2006

Exclusive – Kamen vertical 2004-2009 six-pack

I had the pleasure recently to sit down with Robert Kamen, his winemaker Mark Herold, and his vineyard manager Phil Coturri. Together we reviewed and tasted a 10 year vertical of Kamen ESTATE wines. All 10 vintages have been holding up very well and are show great. All of them still have great aging potential […]

Que Syrah Syrah, What will be… A stunning wine at a great price!

Remember Justin Meyer (founding winemaker/partner) of Silver Oak?  I know you’ll say, I don’t like Silver Oak today – I (might/will) agree.  The first 20 somewhat vintages of Silver Oak are much better than the last 10.  That has to do with the fact that Justin Meyer left Silver Oak 10+ years ago (sadly he […]

A hidden gem from “behind” Spring Mountain

Hidden Ridge is really hidden behind a ridge on the back of Spring Mountain, the esteemed appellation of Napa Valley. Hidden Ridge’ neighbor Kamen has received great accolades over the years, and now is their turn! Marco di Giulo has been the winemaker since day 1.   With some years under his belt working with this […]

Mountain Reds prevail – A day in the vineyard with Brian Graham.

I spent a day with Brian tasting through his great portfolio of wines.  He also made a little more Chapter 7 available out of his library as the Chapter 8 will not be out until late fall 2011. We tasted the following wines: Ramian Estate 2006 Malbec, Diamond Mountain, Napa  Valley Retail 50.00 – GGWC […]

Stewart 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

Paul Hobbs has turned this little winery into a real gem.  This release was sourced from three top Napa Valley vineyards (45% Stagecoach, 29% Beckstoffer IV and 26% State Lane). This wine is firm, dense and powerful, yet very elegant!  The wines aromas jump out of the glass for this well-textured Cabernet!  The nose opens […]

5th Annivesary Wine Tasting Recap

Our Fifth Anniversary Wine Tasting Event was a great success. We had a complete sell out and unfortunately had to turn away many of you – my apologies for that, but we have to comply with occupancy regulations. As for the tasting – the line was outstanding and not one wine disappointed the crowd. However, […]

Barrel 27 Syrah 2006 Right Hand Man, Central Coast

The 2006 Right Hand Man possesses a deep, almost black garnet color with rich aromas of raspberry jam, dried cherry, grilled meat, black pepper corn, and black plum, wrapped in notes of rose petal, anise, sweet wood-smoke, mocha and toasted vanilla. On the palate, the wine blossoms with flavors of raspberry and currant fruit, filled […]

O’Shaughnessy 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain Napa Valley

One of the superstar estates on Howell Mountain, O’Shaughnessy’s winemaker Sean Capiaux is the force behind these impressive reds. Capiaux also makes his own wines under the Capiaux Cellars label. Robert Parker gives this wine 94 Points and says:  “…the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain, …is performing better now than it did last year. A dense […]

Penche 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Dark garnet hue; deeply layered aromas of dark berries, mocha, cassis, toasty French Oak, sweet toffee, molasses, and exotic spices. Expect big, full and rich mid-palate density laced with intense flavors of ripe blackberries, integrated toasty vanilla, and a touch of chocolate. The persistent, yet balanced finish exhibitis excellent depth, purity and elelgance. Only 364 […]

Igneous 2006 Cabernet Napa Valley

(Pay only $79.99 and receive FREE SHIPPING* when you order six or more bottles BEFORE Sunday 5.23.10 – CALL or EMAIL ONLY!) Only 200 cases of this stunning new release were made.  I had a bottle open for 3 days and it was still drinking very well after all that time. I was surprised by […]

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